Welcome to Bristol Yacht Club, where our outstanding amenities combine with the historic and picturesque charm of Bristol, Rhode Island, to make a perfect landing spot for visiting boaters. At BYC, we welcome both visiting cruising clubs and individual cruisers. All are welcome to enjoy our easily accessible moorings and Club facilities.
A rental at BYC includes free launch service to our docks, grounds and newly renovated Clubhouse … and to the Independence Park dock for access to downtown Bristol with its many restaurants, shops and historic treasures.
We welcome you to tie up dockside to take on water and purchase ice – and to chat with our friendly staff about all Bristol has to offer. We invite you to use our launch or dinghy dock to access our bathrooms and showers (open 24/7), and our playground, gas BBQ and picnic areas.
Our Clubhouse, completely updated in 2019, offers a relaxing bar, lounge and a porch overlooking the harbor – a perfect spot to enjoy a cocktail while chatting with new and old friends. Or pull up an Adirondack chair dockside, steps from our outdoor bar and play area.
It is a short “country” walk from our property to enjoy the beauty of Colt State Park and the family-favorite Coggeshall Farm. Just steps away you can rent paddle boards, kayaks and bicycles – a perfect way to have fun on Bristol harbor waters or the East Bay Bike Path.
For extended cruisers, we’ll direct you to area supermarkets, hardware stores, laundry, sailmaker, and marine supplies and repairs.
We look forward to welcoming you to Bristol Yacht Club – a proud recipient of the 2022 Boater’s Choice Award! Visit our website for more details and directions to our Club.
Arrived about 4pm, they were expecting us, launch brought us right to our assigned mooring.
Launch driver has great hospitality and personality. Could not have been a more pleasant stay.
Great place and launch drivers.
Bristol Yacht Club is one of the friendliest venues we have ever visited using DockWa. From the launch operators to the shore staff we were welcomed and accommodated as if we were members - they made us feel special. The accommodations are among the best we have used: clean and convenient heads w showers - even coffee and fresh pastry in the morning!
Easy access to town, welcoming club and good launch service.
Perfect two-night stay at Bristol Yacht Club. Two other boats from our marina joined us. A great time was had by all!
Great new clubhouse. Gorgeous view of harbor. Friendly members. Attentive staff. Prompt and free launch service to Club and across harbor to town.
Great location and staff were friendly and accommodating. Will be back.
We stayed on a transient mooring. Very friendly staff. Beautiful yacht club building and grounds. Easy dinghy ride into free town dock or launch service is available. We look forward to returning and staying here again.
Great service, great view too
Excellent facility with very friendly people
Thank God for BYC. was blowing lousy wind and freezing..the launch guys and girls got us to a mooring in ridiculous conditions.. Bristol is the best sailing harbor anywhere
Great place to moor for a few days. We went to the club and were greeted warmly by the staff and members. Pickup at the town dock makes enjoying Bristol’s restaurants a breeze!
Stayed here for a week during hurricane Henri. Everyone one was amazing. They took care of our boat and communicated well. I can’t recommend more highly.
Great and friendly staff. We love it!
Beautiful harbor, lovely facilities. Clean, private showers, and the friendliest launch staff. Convenient launch drop off and pick up at the town pier for an easy walk to restaurants and stores. Mooring lines are sturdy and clean, easy to pick up. Highly recommend the Bristol YC for cruisers.
Very beautiful spot and club staff very accommodating
Excellent as always. Great service.
Gorgeous facility and very nice and helpful staff.
Tenders were very nice and prompt
Staff and members are very welcoming. Launch drivers are awesome. We enjoyed!
We met a friend at Bristol for Wednesday night racing at BYC, and won line honors in our class on his boat. Great racing, good meal, friendly staff, nice harbor - excellent stay.
Great place. Friendly and helpful staff at the dock and bar, and I got an escort to my mooring. Wifi was down, but they were still getting some of the early season bugs out of the system.
Always friendly and helpful. Nice that they still had the launch running.
Nice location and launch service was great!
Always a delight to stay here. The club is lovely and the launch provides access to Bristol. Well kept moorings. Friendly, nice experience. Thank you.
Great harbor, very helpful people at the Yacht CLub, we will be back!
The staff were courteous and helpful.
We loved this club. Had a nice cookout on the lawn, loved the service of the launch drivers. Happily got water. Only wish they had fuel in Bristol!
Chris and his team did a great job. Thanks!
Great friendly service in a great location. Thanks BYC!
The launch service was prompt and friendly.
Excellent launch service! Thank you for your help in finding our mooring while the winds were howling 🌊
The launch will take you to the club, where there are bathrooms and showers, and you can take a really nice walk in the country (head left, take the path to Coggeshall Farm museum) or the launch can also take you to a dock across the harbor and you can walk to downtown Bristol and bars and restaurants in 5 minutes. A lot to do, great service.
Was unable to get there due to weather.
Convenient location in the mooring field to access the club and town.
Very friendly with clean showers and a nice Tiki Bar while they are rebuilding their clubhouse. Go for the special we had 3 rum punches for less than $12
Launch staff very accommodating. Beach bar is fantastic. Restrooms and showers are dated.
Excellent launch service, the Club Steward Chris was exceptional and went out of his way to accommodate our Cruising Club's needs.
Staff was great, coming out to direct us right to out mooring. Launch drivers who took us to and from town we excellent, handling the launches is some very challenging conditions.
Outstanding staff. Always very friendly and helpful!
Wonderful service !
Awesome club, great service (especially the launch driver Peter), and beautiful town. I'm glad we stopped there even if it was just one night!!
BYC is lovley, very accommodating. It was beautiful stay with the exception of the 3.5 inches of rain on Saturday ! We will come back again 👍🏻😎
This would usually be an excellent place to pick up a mooring at relatively little expense, and with an excellent ferry service to take you ashore and back; but with the wind due South quite a sea can pile up. We also have had endless hassles with Dockwa claiming payment has been refused while my bank insists no request for payment by Dockwa has been made.
Great location and hospitality.